\ˌvē-ˌī-ˈpē \
plural VIPs\ˌvē-​ˌī-​ˈpēz \

Definition of VIP 

: a person of great influence or prestige especially : a high official with special privileges

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Examples of VIP in a Sentence

I was treated like a VIP at the reception. the VIPs insisted on being seated in the restaurant's private dining room

First Known Use of VIP

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for VIP

very important person

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The first known use of VIP was in 1933

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English Language Learners Definition of VIP

: a person who is very important or famous

Medical Definition of VIP 

vasoactive intestinal peptide; vasoactive intestinal polypeptide Although hypokalemia and acidosis are classically associated with secretion of vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) by a neuroendocrine tumor, electrolyte abnormalities occur in other forms of chronic diarrhea.— Roger Kapoor et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 5 Feb. 2009

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